List of Auto immune Disorders
Preventing Autoimmune Disease, How Healing the Gut Can Help
Autoimmune diseases taken together are the third leading cause of death in the US. The list of autoimmune diseases is long and varied:
• Type 1 diabetes
• Celiac disease
• Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
• Rheumatoid arthritis
Gluten is the trigger for celiac disease and when that trigger is removed the body stops destroying its own small intestine.
Why is this profound? Two reasons:
1. There is no other autoimmune disease where the exact trigger is known.
2. Gluten and the damage it causes to the small intestine may very well be the root cause of other autoimmune diseases!
We have appreciated the interesting phenomena where people “develop” gluten intolerance at different ages. It used to be perplexing because it was assumed that if the problem was genetically driven, as soon as the body received its first gluten “insult” damage should begin to occur.
Leaky Gut Plays a Big Role in Creating Autoimmune Disease
In the past, when patients with gluten intolerance stated that they felt perfectly fine eating gluten until a certain age, it was thought that the damage had probably begun far earlier but the patient had simply not been aware of it. What we have come to realize is that a genetic propensity plus the presence of gluten in the diet are only two of the three necessary constituents of this puzzle – the third is damage to the small intestine that has compromised the health of this vitally important organ.
A completely healthy, intact small intestine seems to be quite able to defend itself against gluten, despite genes that ‘lean towards’ gluten intolerance. But once damage has occurred, the gut becomes “leaky”, the immune system has weakened, and not only can digestive complaints result but symptoms can arise in other systems throughout the body.
There has been proof for many years that the intestine is not the only tissue targeted by the immune reaction to gluten. The prime example of this is a disease called dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) where the gluten sensitivity manifests primarily in the skin, with only mild or no intestinal involvement.
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Chill out - its not that huge of a deal.by troll_reformed
Theres a link between autoimmune deficiencies and various medical conditions (Ive even heard it expressed that Cancer, Cushings, Diabetes and Arthritis, and more generally, pet allergies are included here) are caused by the over-stimulation of a pets immune system. Ive also heard is said that theres little or no statistical link between annual booster shots and pet health (please dont shoot the massager on that statement!). Examples taken from the internet here:
"You take healthy animals and often very quickly after you vaccinate, you can see simple things like itching of the skin or excessive licking of the paws, sometimes even with no eruptions
I can't beleive you are invokingby ------------------------
Conspiracy. Really? I am trying to take you seriously, and acknowledge your points, but invoking conspiracy is a fatal flaw in your argument.
To quote you: "lyme disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, etc. - they ALL have an etiology. but we can't acknowledge that, or we open the floodgates."
Your examples of unacknowledged diseases: Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, CFS, IBS, are NOT unacknowldeged.
We know what causes Lyme Disease, the Borrellia bacteria. But due to the nature of the bacteria (which mimics the surface of human cells), it is hard to diagnose definitively
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Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine, Eighth Edition, 2 Volume set
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